Head of Science

Matrix Education is now hiring a Head of Science (Secondary) to join us at our Sydney Head Office.

Matrix Education is Australia’s fastest growing educator. We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Science to lead our expanding Secondary Science team in HSC Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Junior Science.


As the Head of Science, you will lead key strategic activities to grow student enrolments in the department while supporting ongoing operations. You will oversee a team of coordinators across Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Junior Science to deliver a remarkable learning experience in the classroom and online. Additionally, you will monitor the department’s strategy deployment and operations to inform future directions.


Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, this role is ideal for an experienced educational department head or leader with commercial acumen who is looking to impact Science learning for thousands of students across Australia.


The ideal candidate is someone who is equally capable in the classroom and the boardroom. You will have the opportunity to lead a team of highly qualified, experienced, and passionate educators while making and executing strategic decisions to grow the department.


This position is a full time role based at our Sydney CBD head office with occasional travel to our campus locations across Sydney.


What you’ll do…

  • Executing decisions relating to growing the Science department, within the framework of Matrix’s strategic plan, policies and budgets,
  • Development of course structure, offerings and content for Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Junior Science that are aligned to the relevant curriculum,
  • Pursuing growth opportunities for the Science department through course offerings, curriculum offerings and proposals, online learning and events,
  • Ensuring the efficient operation of classes and deployment of resources for the department,
  • Management of the annual department budgets and resources,
  • Research, develop, disseminate and maintain relevant resources and sharing of effective teaching practices, including self directed training and support material, to enhance academic staff capability with the growth of the team,
  • Represent, build relationships and uphold the reputation of Matrix Education with the local community, schools and educational bodies,
  • Regularly evaluate student experience feedback on teaching and our educational offerings to ensure ongoing quality of our services and the meeting of learning outcomes, followed by the coordination of the delivery of the feedback and the development and implementation of solutions for improvement.


What you’ll need…

  • 5+ years’ of experience in management of educational course design and education staff,
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering qualitative sales and growth metrics in a commercial setting,
  • Extensive knowledge of the current stage 5 and 6 NESA curriculum in Science, including methods of assessment,
  • Experience with CRM and LMS platforms such as Salesforce Marketing Cloud and LMS platforms such as Canvas or Rio,
  • Thorough understanding of student learning styles and effective methods of lesson delivery,
  • Knowledge of best practice in engaging students in both in classroom and online learning,
  • Strength in translating educational outcomes and business objectives into strategies that lead to successful results for all stakeholders,
  • Tertiary qualifications in Science, Engineering and/or Education. Relevant post graduate qualifications will be highly regarded.


A few of our perks…

  • Head office conveniently located in the Sydney CBD,
  • Work with motivated and talented team,
  • Modern, open-office environment,
  • Competitive remuneration rates,
  • Team outings and social events.


Apply now below, or email your cover letter and resume to hr@matrix.edu.au


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